Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day.
Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Christian Provenzano, Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, today announced more than $2.9 million in funding for three new transit projects that will benefit the residents of Sault Ste. Marie.
“This funding will assist in the modernization of public transportation in Sault Ste. Marie. The City has undertaken a comprehensive review of transit services that will allow us to efficiently and effectively utilize our revitalized fleet, leading to better service for our residents. Transit is one of the most important services our municipality provides and I want to thank the Government of Canada for their support.” said, Christian Provenzano, Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie
The City of Sault Ste. Marie will purchase two new, and eight refurbished, 40-foot buses. In addition, the City will make building repairs to the Transit Garage, including upgrading the ventilation system, switching to LED lighting, and replacing the roof and exterior doors. The new buses will allow the City to retire older buses that have gone beyond their useful life, and maintain a fleet that is capable of meeting the community’s growing transportation needs.
“The Government of Canada recognizes how important affordable and efficient transit infrastructure is to growing the economy and giving middle-class Canadians better access to jobs and opportunities. The use of public transit also contributes significantly to the reduction of air pollution, helping keep our city healthy. These projects will make Sault Ste. Marie’s transit system more reliable and efficient, and help ensure that our communities remain among the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family.” said,Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.